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Epinephrine Is Narcotics
A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more
In general, what does epinephrine do, i.e. how does it work to remedy anaphylactic reaction? Thank you.
In many: Ways it helps- acts on a number of receptors causes constriction, or tightening, of the blood vessels, which decreases swelling and also helps to increase blood pressure, increases the heart’s contraction and heart rate, which can help to prevent or reverse cardiovascular collapse. Epinephrine relaxes the muscles around the airways in the lun ...Read more
No: Benzene is a very toxic organic (carbon-based) chemical. Structure here: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/benzene Epinephrine is another name for adrenaline which acts as a hormone and a neurotransmitter in humans and other mammals. Structure here: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/epinephrine Epinephrine includes a "benzene" ring, but the attached groups give it its unique behavior. ...Read more
Epinephrine allergy: Symptoms you mention are effects experienced not benificial to you but accompany the effects one is desiring this is not allergy to the medicine but is called sideeffect like the skin of the fruit with the fruit you can still use the drug and minimize the side effects by not taking the full dose all at once also slowing down the pace of the injection sit down while injecting and lie down after. ...Read more
Epinephrine Inj.: Yes, a prescription is needed.Get a more detailed answer ›
Bad idea: Epinephrine will cause your blood vessels to constrict, but when given intravenously or intramuscularly, it will circulate through your whole body producing many other bad reactions. It is best to just hold pressure to stop the bleeding and seek medical care if this does not stop it. ...Read more
Heart problems: Potential potential you could have a heart attack I would go to nearest emergency room ...Read more
Yes: You can, however, I think there is concern about appropriate dosing and that is why the epipen exists in the first place. However, that has crossed my mind as a possibility. ...Read more
Simlple is best: Life threatening allergies are always a concern while traveling. If you meet up with someone while traveling let them know about your allergies. Something simple such as "i have a severe allergy to xyz which can be frightening to me and you. I always carry a an easy to use Epipen (epinephrine) in my........ May I take a moment to show you how it works? ". Then show them how simple it is to use. ...Read more
NO: Epi 1:1000 is too strong to self inject. ...Read more
Very likely: Epinephrine can indeed induce tremors, especially in susceptible individuals, and this should depart over the next few days. If this does persist, see your doctor and check thyroid function, and a few other labs. Also, review your medications, as these may be contributing to your problems. ...Read more
No cure: Epinephrine will block some of the acute inflammatory reactions and is therfore a temporary rescue to an allergic reaction. If this is not coupled with removal of the allergen and addition of longer acting anti-histamines or steroids, a delayed reaction with serious consequences can occur when the epi is metabolized and no longer present. The only cure is future avoidance of a known allergen. ...Read more
DHEA-s: One common cause in females is PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome). ...Read more
Anaphylaxis: A severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) involves the release of various chemicals from various cells in the body that cause low blood pressure, airway constriction, swelling (hives). Epinephrine works in multiple ways to combat these changes by decreasing the release of these chemicals, opening up the airways, and increasing blood pressure. ...Read more
Different meds: These are different forms of the same basic med & provided in different concentrations. Epi (1%) racemic @ 2.5%. There is qualitative differences on their effectiveness in a given patient. ...Read more
Does a comprehensive metabolic test check cortisol & epinephrine levels? If not, how is it checked?
If problem suspected: Cortisol and epinephrine levels are not checked routinely. If someone has low sodium and high potassium on a comprehensive metabolic panel, 24 hr urine cortisol or other test may be ordered particularly if symptoms such as malaise exist (adrenal insufficiency).Hormones related to epinephrine are checked for episodes of v high blood pressure/rapid heart rate, to evaluate for pheochromocytoma (rare) ...Read more
I've got lidocaine hci 2% and epinephrine 1:1000, 000 injection viles. What whould happen if I drank it?
Are you suicidal?:
If you are having
thoughts about killing yourself by ingesting vials of lidocaine/ epinephrine, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more
What are reasons why I'm told to go to the emergency room after using an epipen (epinephrine) (adrenaline)?
1. You may need more medicine.
2. The medicine may cause unwanted side effects
3. Your "reaction" may need further/different treatment ...Read more
What if someone has an anaphylactic shock that is unresponsive to epinephrine, what is the next measure taken?
Call 911: And institute cpr. Consider a second injection of epi if available. Make sure airway is patent. ...Read more